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obama and his guests e enjoy thanksgiving tidings of turkey, ham and stuffing and a choice of nine pies. there are likely techies toiling over an obamacare website that is supposed to beg fixed. at least almost fixed this weekend. d. white house correspondent wendell tells us it's a big job getting even bigger. >> as the president and his family prepared to eat a turkey he hadn't pardoned for thanksgiving din e, republicans were giving thanks for the task of the it team, computer work around to bolster their claim the affordable care act was poorly design ed from the ground up. >> the website is still crashing, still not delivering what the american people want, answers to their questions about costs and benefits. >> the latest effort unconfirm ed from the white house is said to help people more quickly choose insurance plans by estimating their government subsidies. insurance companies are concerned they may have to change premiums they promised subscribers. the report comes a day after officials down played the announcement the online website for small business sign ups will be delaye
obama. number three on our listing our countdown goes to u.s. congressman of texas. the tea partier grabbed headlines when he sided with birthers and openly discussed impeaching the president. he's an are a dent supporter of ted cruz 2016 campaign for president. this is a clip from his appearance here on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama is president, ted cruz can be president. >> this is serious business. is he eligible to be president? you've been touting the guy. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> if obama was born overseas even that crazy theory of donald trump is true he still would be eligible to be president by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you project an inch mentally. >> i'm telling you president obama is the president. if he's eligible to be president -- >> you brought this up. >> what better way -- yes. >> was he a legitimately elected president of the united states? >> i wasn't in congress to determine that. that was determined before i got here. >> howard fineman he won't do it. he's afraid of losing one
. this is a clip from the appearance on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama is president, ted cruz can be president. >> what do you mean? this is serious business, congressman. >> absolutely. >> you've been touting the guy, said he can run for president. explain. is he eligible? you brought it up, i didn't. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> if obama was born overseas to an american mother even if the crazy theory of donald trump is true eden eligible by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you an inch mentally, just an inch. >> i'm telling you president obama is the president. if he can be president ted cruz -- >> you brought this up. >> yes. >> is he legitimately like the president of the united states? >> i wasn't in congress to determine that. that was determined before i got here. >> howard fineman, he won't do it. i guess he's afraid of losing one or two votes out there by saying this is a duly elected united states. >> if you dig down to the very core, to the ninth level -- to the ninth level of the anti-obama movement, you find peo
that barack obama is creating or trying to create a nanny state. we gave them another term. when we had an alternative. go ahead, last word. >> well, thank you, in massachusetts, people are starting to wake up and i think throughout the country, too. because they are looking at their paychecks and they are dwindling. the amount of money in their pockets is going away. >> they're going to dwindle more. next on the rundown, herman cain will get the same question. what's america's biggest problem? james carville will get the same question. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. side-by-side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board -- what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] split atoms? [ flo chuckles ] [ whirring ] hey, how's that atom-splitting thing going? oh! a smarter way to shop around -- now that's progressive. call or click today. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. who
never miss an episode of "the five." see you on monday. >>> is the new and improved obama care website ready for its close-up? this is "special report." >>> good evening. i'm in for bret baier. it's rollout has led to the worst embarrassment of his presidency. tonight president obama is hoping the upgraded version of healthcare.gov really is ready for prime time this time. while the digital clock is ticki ticking, the president is trying once again to change the subject. >> reporter: determined not to have his agenda defined by the focus on his broke enhealth care website, president obama visited a group tryifasting to push the take up the legislation. republicans were accusing the administration of lowering the bar by saying an 80% enrollment success rate would be acceptable. >> i don't think there's any question that the administration, which promised to complete a marathon in essentially 60 days going from a failed website to a successful one, will now simply define success as going 50 feet or a 100 feet on that multimile marathon. >> reporter: another republican, michigan congressm
at the far right's hatred of president obama. number three on our list in our countdown, u.s. congressman blake fairentold of texas, he sided with a group of birthers in a town hall early this summer, and openly discussed impeaching the president. he is also an ardent supporter of ted cruz, 2016 campaign for president. and this is a clip now from his appearance here on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama's president. ted cruz can be president. >> what do you mean? this is serious business, congressman. >> absolutely. >>. >> you've been doubting the guy, said he could run for president. explain. is he eligible. you brought it up. i didn't. >> i think he's eligible. i'm giving you a yes answer. >> so if obama was born overseas to an american mother, even if that crazy theory of donald trump is true, he would still be eligible to be president, by that standard. >> we're talking about ted cruz. >> can't you -- an inch mentally? >> i'm telling you that president obama is the president. if he's eligible to be president -- >> you brought this up. >> what better -- yes. >> is he a
, and it's 5:00 and this is "the five." we hope you had a very happy thanksgiving. president obama has been urging his army of supporters to talk about health care. so fine, let's talk about it. rush limbaugh thinks obama is secretly rooting for the current health care failures so he can offer a solution, a single payer plan. is that so farfetched? let's look at the facts. here's what leaders, including kathleen sebelius, have all said about single payers over the years. >> i happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care. that's what i'd like to see. as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. >> i'm all for a single payer system. i think what we have to do is work with what we've got to close the gap. >> obama care is a step in the right direction but we're far from something that's going to work. >> i myself would have preferred public option but this is a compromise. >> is that the end game all along? bob, wasn't it their goal to get a single payer as part of obama care? there just wasn't enough democratic votes when they were trying to push it through? >> no,
book "bullies" you write president obama was elected at least in part because he was black. it was a positive many americans believe that if they needed to elect the first black president to move beyond issues of race once and for all. instead they got a champion bully masquerading as a racial unifier. what do you mean? >> guest: president obama came into office on this great wave of american approval but said he's going to unify the country along racial lines. instead what happened is that the president has really suggested in the multiple ways he's not only the continuation of american racism, but that is one of the most serious problems still facing the country. we see it manifest in everything from the george zimmerman trial to focus on voter id card to paint voter id as a racist thing and caution voter fraud. the question on the motivation of the american people at least his opponents is something president obama likes to do on a frequent basis and it pays tremendous dividends and the only sector of the racial population that showed up in larger numbers than the previo
♪ ♪ lou: president obama is enrollment numbers, it is all bad news for the obama administration. i am lou dobbs. hello, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters believe president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health care law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care insurance, the initial numbers are woefully short and far below their lowered expectations. 106,000 have enrolled in health care plans in the state and federal exchanges through the first month of obamacare. one fifth of what the officials had projected before the launch of health care dog of and the opening of exchanges accounted for only 27,000 of successful in moments, 80,000 of them originated in state-run insurance exchanges and secretary kathleen sibelius revealed below numbers and then open herself and the administration up to ridicule consistent with what massachusetts, a state of only 6.5 million residents, experienced an initial rollo
are spending time together today, president obama left the white house for an unexpected visit. why he met with a special group of protesters. >>> it is a washington tradition. a national competition to get the best smas tree at the white house. find out why the winner still wasn't good enough. >>> and romney saves the day. one of the biggest supporters of the former presidential candidate turned into a hero in time for the holidays. >>> veronica, how are things shaping up in the forecast? >> pretty nice. we had cold and not so cold days. next for us, a temperature climb. i have the neighborhood forecast for the weekend and meteorologist doug kammerer is live at reston town center for think black friday ends friday? think again! h.h. gregg's black friday sale continues through saturday. save up to 40% on appliances, electronics, furniture and more. samsung 51 inch hdtvs, just $429. save over 1600 dollars on samsung kitchen packages. washer dryer pairs only $499. 60 inch led tvs are just $599. and tablets start at just 49 dollars! hurry in by saturday for huge savings at h.h.gregg. >>> supp
to be met. and you have a majority of people saying they don't think obama is being honest. he is trying to say i am not doing this for political reasons, put in the end, he thought it was going to work out politically for you. you cannot step back now and say it isn't for political reasons >> there are democrats and republicans pressuring him to go beyond fixing the website and fix the law. do you think there is hope on washington of actually fixing the law? or republicans saying let's repeal and democrats saying they don't want to fix it. any attempt to fix the law? >> we have seen some attempts to fix this. this allowing folk tos tocopy tr plans. and maybe a push back for pay the penalties. you cannot find people to sign up because the website is broken. this is what happens when you have huge pieces of legislation and adding more on top of it creates more. the republicans have the upper hand saying we have been asking for repeal. and i think we will see as we get closer to 2014, democrats will jump on the bandwagon. >> pretty clear that in 2014, the mid-term elections, health care i
-paid court -- well. fastesident obama is approaching his sixth year of presidency. bush, ando president a fierce critic in regards of --in afghanistan. >> you're going to be sorry. >> let me take it back. yourwould like to ask you, decision to invade iraq, millions of americans and iraqis , aramaic reason given publicly has ruined -- turned out not to be true. why did you really want to go to war? from the moment you stepped into house,h -- the white what was your real reason? it did not have living to do with oil, or anything else? with respect to your question, i do not want war. to assume that i wanted war, is flat wrong, helen, in all due respect. hold on a second. excuse me. no president wants war. everything you may have heard is that, but it is simply not true. defense of about the this country changed on september the 11th. vowede got attacked, i then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the market people -- the american people. started with a little bit of levity, went very serious, and then stern and angry. >> she had been talking to him about calling on her
tomorrow. that's the administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the malfunctioning obama care website which badly scarred the rollout of the affordable care act. cnn's jill dougherty is at the white house for us. jim, less than 24 hours to go, is there a sense at the white house they are going to make this deadline, it will be a good day tomorrow? are they nervous there? >> reporter: they seem pretty confident that they can at least, the website can handle about 50,000 people at any one given time, but hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is urging customers to shop healthcare.gov at off-peak hours, that would be mornings, evenings and weekends, and the idea of course is not to overwhelm that site. withering criticism of the initial rollout of healthcare.gov has intensified the pressure on the administration to get this fix right for saturday. the white house hopes it can do that, at least for the vast majority of users. >> and this website is going to get fixed. >> reporter: healthcare.gov opened for business october 1st and it's been a disastrous two months. the site crashed, unable to c
about obama care and a lot of people don't understand why they need obama care of a president in washington, d.c. i don't know if you know about this or not, but i wanted you to respond about the plan and if you know anything about the plan that obama have called obama care. thank you. >> did you wish to respond to that, mr. haskell? >> okay. >> any other public comment in ? all right then. thank you. moving on to agenda item number 8 which is assistive technology reclaiming independence in the community and the presentation will be given but councilmember derek czar zarda our very own. >> control room if you want to go ahead and put on the powerpoint presentation at the very beginning that would be fine. thank you. >> good afternoon counsel. my name is derek zarda i'm also besides being a councilmember an assistive technology coordinate at the center for independent living in san francisco i'm here to talk to you about assistive technology what it is and its role. but first i'd like to talk a little bit about what our center is about. so independent living resource cen
, and shouting. >> personal thans from president obama to the nation's armed service men and women this holiday welcome. >> good morning, day after thanksgiving to you will after you at 6:00. hoping you had enough turkey year and the leftover are coming today. there is a lot going on with weather and a fatal accident. here is leyla gulen. >> as we take you to san francisco this is where we have a fatal accident involving a pedestrians on i-80 in the eastbound direction a truck hit the pedestrian and now we have all lanes blocked. if you are headed in and identity thanksgiving and you need to make it from the skyway to the bay bridge all lanes have been shut down and you will need to use an alternate. the transition from southbound 101 to eastbound 80 is closed. coming from the peninsula or daly city to the city use 280 to king street. an accident at eastbound 580 at center street involving a vehicle that almost flipped. cy blocking one lane. we have top speeds out of tracy into dublin. we have a beautiful day ahead of us, mild and dry. that is the story for the weekend before it changes. no ret
you criticize obamacare you do not expect president obama to respond, do you? the surprising letter a school teacher got from the commander in chief. >> holiday wrap: what do you do with the leftovers? >> new at 6:00 pizza hut manager fired for refusing to work on thanksgiving gets his old job woah, this k l! the tour. give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight, bigger is always better. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant tomato florentine soup, it took a little time to get it just right. [ ding ] ♪ but finally, it happened. perfection. at progresso, we've got a passion for quality, because you've got a passion for taste. people use lysol disinfectant there are hunspray.of ways max's mom uses it on the couch. it freshens, but unlike febreze it's also approved to kill 99.9% of bacteria. with lysol disinfectant spray,
a hearty feast at the white house, but president obama did manage to sneak away, just for a little while. the commander in chief called service members from every branch of the military and thanked for for their service to america. >>> and tens of thousands of troops celebrated thanksgiving overseas and of those some 43,000 remain in afghanistan. >>> thanksgiving is behind us, but some good deeds and random acts of kindness added an extra touch of class to the holiday. ohio governor john kasich spent the day with families forced out of they are homes. the homes were evacuated early wednesday after a train derail caused a chemical spill. the railroad provided families with a free thanksgiving dinner. >>> in sacramento, a record 33,000 laced up for the annual run to feed hungry people. the race hopes to raise $9,000 for chari for charity. >>> and outgoing mayor, turkey and fixings for all those in need of a warm meal and a warm reception. the mayor has been doing it the past two decades. >>> and now sports from t.j. holmes. great to see you. >> good to see you. strange to hear you talk abo
it was interesting timing. all of a sudden the discussion left obama care. >> there's this culture of extensions that he's now defining him. you extend the deadlines on obama care, the iran deal is a six month extension. the budget deal is all about kicking the can down the road. we're pushing everything further down the road. nothing is getting done. >> while you push the can down the road i want to ask sam about this. sequestration really cut into a lot of things over the past month. it's going to be even more cutting as we proceed without any budget deal. so, sam, right now, you got 535 members of congress, house and senate, they are home. they are talking to people who, many of whom have been damaged by sequestration. we don't fwakt a lot and it's hard to visualize on tv that relies on pictures but badly damaged a lot of people. what are the prospects for this kicking in and even cutting further and more deeply into people's lives? >> problems aspects are pretty strong. i talked to a medical researcher about this for one of my pieces and he called sequestration a cancerous tumor. it gets wor
: for obama it has been a source of enormous strain. only 27,000 users took purchase understand online successfully. across november the chief executive offered a different assessment of how much would change by month's end. >> about it end of this month we anticipate it will be working the way it's supposed to. i think it's not possible for me to guarantee that 100 per of the people 100 per of the time going on this website will have a perfectly seamless smooth experience. we are going to have to continue to improve it even after november 30-december 1. >> reporter: officials say by tomorrow 50,000 users should be able to log on at the same time. those stymied by the process will be sent a message telling them when to log in later on. gregg: the obama administrations concerns about the website are still pretty strong. >> reporter: small businesses will not be able to use the website to purchase insurance for their employees until one year from now. it prompted the republican committee chair penperson to cal for obamacare to be scrapped all together and common sense changes brought int
president obama's self-imposed deadline. a tech team is scrambling to build a new part of the website. right now on capitol hill, a hunger strike aimed at getting house republicans to act on immigration. will republicans pay the price if there is no reform? good morning to you all. i'm it. j. holmes. it's black friday. the frenzy is in full force coast to coast. shoppers began the race last night with opening their doors on thanksgiving day. some folks were in line for hours. >> big screen tvs, lab tops and tablets. >> shoes. >> a keurig. i'm really, really excited about it. >> sales are expected to be up 3.9%. in chicago the frenzy turned to chaos outside at a kohl's. police were responding to a shoplifting report when a suspect ran to his car. he jumped into the passenger seat and the officer was dragged as the car began to take off. another police officer fired shots, injuring the driver in the shoulder. two people in the car and the third in the store were arrested. more on black friday, we have a report across the country in major hot spots in minnesota and california. we start with jay
the obama care website with the deadline quickly approaching. we'll see where things exactly stand. of course, it is black friday. if you're getting ready to get some gifts, you better be careful. we'll hear from a security professional about the biggest shopping scams of the season. >>> it's the tollest mountain in the western hemisphere. plenty of people have died trying to climb this. however, one 9-year-old little boy says he's ready to reach the summit. can't wait to ask him about it, live when he joins us. >>> we're now only hours away from the moment of truth, for the website that was supposed to connect millions of americans with better and cheaper health care. it is the deadline, the obama administration has set for itself to fix the troubled website. president obama said by tomorrow the vast majority of people visiting healthcare.gov would have no problem logging on. even with tech experts working around the clock, some users are experiencing technical difficulties. administration officials have been warning all along, even with the president's warning approaching, the we
. the time to fix the obama website. will they succeed or admit defeat? >> good morning. welcome to early start. we are excited that you are here with us! >> happy black friday to all of you. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. this 29th day of november. we hope you enjoyed your family, friends, football and all of the food. >> i'm feeling pretty good. i did get my sleep. >> i didn't but happy to be here. >> now you've napped and wrapped the left joverts it's time to put your shopping shoes on. black friday is in full swing. the national retail federation says 3 million will grab their checkbooks and dust off those credit cards and head to the stores today to do a little swipy, swipy. in fact, bargain hunting has already begun. zain asher is inside macy's. zain, i wish i have would given you my credit card! you could have done some shopping for me. >> rosa, yes. we are seeing a stead stream of kers on on the ground floor in macy's. i'm told the real chaos is upstairs in women's clothing. understandable. the first time ever macy's has been open on thanksgiving night. yesterday they opened at
for shopping. >> when you criticize obamacare do you expect president obama to respond in the surprising letter a school teacher got from the commander in chief. >> a holiday wrap: what to do with your thanksgiving day leftovers >>> doing good could make you $7,000 richer. go to our facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. with each pledge we will donate $1 in your honor up to $75,000 and everyone who take the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash announced on december 19. spread the love the help us give where you live. >> a texas schoolteacher who wrote a letter to president obama criticizing the affordable care act got the surprise, a handwritten letter from the president himself. he was shocked at the personal reply which read in part i sincerely believe health care reform was right for the country but certainly not the smart political thing. did the response make an impression? no, he is auctioning off the letter for a minimum bid $24,000. >> facebook is not just for keeping up with old friends but this morning it is helping a four-year-old boy deal with embarrassment
obama wants the website fixed by saturday. white house officials say the site can now handle 50,000 people at once. but they're worried a surge of customers over that number could cause more problems. >> they have the right people. the people have confidence that they're going to get it done. >> reporter: john ingate whose company specializes in e- commerce is one of several technology experts who recently attended a white house situation room briefing about the website. >> i'm betting they're going get it done. >> reporter: despite the government website problems, some companies like walgreens are using the new healthcare law as a model to ensure their employees -- insure their employees. the pharmacy chain is now turning to private exchanges. similar to the public exchanges used for the affordable care act. walgreens says its 160,000 workers now have more insurance options than ever. >> where we had who plans we'll -- two plans we'll now have five plans with five carriers, we have over 25 choices we're going to provide to give them that flexibility. >> reporter: a walgreens to
of specialists to take the patients. with the obama care results coming, in a lot of people who have been unsuccessful are being pushed to medicaid. is this that two-tiered system i keep hearing about? >> about 25% of all american will be on medicaid by the time the president finishes his second term. i think we're creating a four-tier system. there will be people with private, commercial insurance. people on medicare. then there's going to be people on obama care and people on medicaid. medicaid is, unfortunately, the lowest tier. obama care's not that much better. the commercial insurers are openly calling it less -- >> even with the higher premiums, it's not going to be much better? >> no. they've managed on to see make it more expensive and degrade the process the obama care reimbursement rates will be skinny in terms of the number of doctors you can see. the commercial insurers are openly calling it medicaid plus. we ought to beef what they were saying. -- to believe what they are saying. >> i thought there was just a doctor shortage. people found it to be incendiary. it feels like c
have two quick questions. one is, do you think there is any possibility that obama will ever be impeached? number two, who do you see as two, who do you see has been successful for your choice as aa republican candidate in the next election for president? >> guest: as far as obama being impeached, he's not going to be and republicans should stop seeing resident obama as the root of all evil, he's the culmination of the 100 year growth of a government in a progressive movement that has slowly taken over the country. the first things conservative have to do is acknowledge that they lost. they keep pretending that they won. they didn't. we don't live in a capitalistic system we live in a corporate system. we don't live in a country that is fully socially conservative. we live in a country that is living on social issues. we understand that upheld at all that we have to fight and really centering on president obama as he is the bad guy. imagine her a moment that obama were impeached as so many conservatives seem to want. joe biden takes over. how is joe biden different than barac
as obama care advocates make a push to get young people to sign up. >>> and best in show -- an annual thanksgiving family tradition. and a crown jewel takes the win. >> "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. happy thanksgiving. i'm kate snow in for briand eve. happy thanksgiving. i'm kate snow in for brian tonight. let's start with something to be thankful for. despite dire predictions and worries that a winter storm might have a major impact on holiday festivities and travel, the flight delays have subsided. while there was snow and rain, millions of americans were able to celebrate the holiday today with family. high wind here in new york calmed enough by this morning to allow the macy's thanksgiving day parade to go ahead as planned. and we start off tonight from the parade route. good evening, katie. >> reporter: hey there, kate. we are told americans are eating 736 million pound of turkey today. but before all the food comas can kick in, 6th avenue here was abuzz with
quickly. ♪ ♪ lou: president obama is enrollment numbers, it is all bad news for the obama administration. i am lou dobbs. hello, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters believe president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health care law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care
to exchain its actions. >>> president obama has his thanksgiving message for the nation. he gave thanks to the troops and their families for the sacrifice. he called ten members to deliver that message personally to them. and he sat down with abc's barbara walters. >> mr. president, do you have a thanksgiving message? >> there's a lot of people out there who work hard every day, do right by their families. but are still working through some of their ravages of that big recession that we had. my message to them is, know that every day i'm going to be working as hard as i can on your behalf. americans, i think, deep down, care about each other. and want to do the right thing. >> the first family volunteered at a charity on wednesday, they were yesterday at the white house, with other family members visiting from chicago. >>> and tonight on a special edition of "20/20," barbara walters asks president obama about the rough rollout of his health care plan. and when he thinks the u.s. will elect a first female president. that's coming up at 10:00 eastern time tonight. >>> speaking of u.s. tro
to withstand earthquakes. >> and this weekend the obama administration faces a big test. americans who try to use the healthcare.gov website will find out if it works. meanwhile as dean reynolds reports, obama care has already changed health insurance for many workers. >> hey, nice seeing you. how are things going? >> as chief human resource officer for the largest drugstore change in american kathleen wilson thompson is at the forefront in a major shift in private health insurance. why is it that walgreens is doing this? >> we're in a competitive environmental and every year we look at our health care costs and decide what's best to provide the right level of coverage for our employees. >> reporter: starting this month employees begin choosing their own health care insurance. it replaces the old model in which walgreens made the selection for its work force. >> where we had two plans we'll now have five plans with five carriers. they'll have over 25 choices that we're going to provide to give them that flexibility. >> the approach is very similar to the public exchanges included in obama
to close above 4,059. for the week, the dow gained more than 0.5%. the nasdaq rose 2%. president obama and the first lady visited people who are fasting to protest congressional inaction on immigration legislation. they stopped by the tent on the national mall where the activists have been on a hunger strike for the past 18 days. the president told them he appreciated their efforts. house speaker john boehner has so far refused to schedule votes on an immigration measure the senate passed this summer. china moved for the first time today to enforce its newly declared air defense zone. it scrambled two of its fighter planes to investigate flights by a dozen american and japanese surveillance planes. the new defense zone includes airspace above a group of uninhabited islands claimed by japan in the east china sea. china has demanded that all aircraft flying into the area notify the chinese they are coming or face military action. thousands of people took to the streets of the ukrainian capital today. they massed in kiev after president viktor yanukovych a landmark trade deal with the eur
obama called and thanked service members for their service and rished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. >> it may be revamped but don't call it a relaunch. the white house said the glitch filled obamacare web site would be fixed. where are we now? >> good morning p-james. >> good morning to you. even joer officials at the department of health and human services are lowering expectation wills. it is not a relaunch. president obama speaking at a sin doing the flex of devilling healthcare.gov should be fully ironed out. >> we are working ore time to get this fixed. the web site is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate that it it is going to be working the way that it is supposed to. and folks are working 24 sla/7 make sure that happens. >> aids to ahhs secretary kathleen sebelius acknowledged about 20,000 people were able to use the web site to purchase private health insurance in the first month of signups. it will be a significantly different user experience. >> the system will not work perfectly on december 1st b
up. one thing that has stayed the same. lat day to enroll is march 31st. president obama pressed for fix of the website by saturday, yet they're not promising perfection. >> to be clear, novembe november 30th does not bring a relaunch. it is not a magical date. there will be times when this site like many website, does not perform optimally. >> reporter: aaccentuating the positive, on december 1st it will be able to handle 50,000 users at the same time, and 800,000 users per day. >> big improvement, and we will be able to log on to the site. we'll see if it works. thank you, randall. the administration said the site a faster and youers will face fewer errors. kathleen is h sebelius has some, to shop the website during off peak times and don't be afraid to comparison shop to get the best deal. we will gather to the health policy reporter for the wall street journey, she's in washington tonight. they said it won't be perfect, do you think it will be largely problem free. >> what we're hearing some of the front-end problems have been fixed so the site looks better, the pages load fa
guys in the white house, president barack obama is a democrat, they have hope in him turning the economy around and that's why you see the numbers seem a little bit better if you're a democrat than if you're a republican. >> i would argue he's not so well liked among democrats so much either. we got problems with this country, right? mark preston, thanks so much. >>> still to come in "the newsroom," reports of this comet's death have been greatly exaggerated. why nasa is holding out hope for the thanksgiving day comet as it flies by the sun. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card.
servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories. video in to show you. this is of president obama. you see him there. there he is there in the center of the screen. he and the first lady back to the white house after visiting a group on the national mall fasting for immigration reform. several other top white house officials including the vice president have visited fast for families in recent weeks. the white house is taking a new step to fix the disastrous rollout including by the president's account it was disastrous, rollout of healthcare.gov. they are working on an easy app, help people figure out subsidies before buying health care. one said, quote, we are working on additional consumer oriented tools to improve consumer experience and help them shop. let me bring in kristen welker. good morning to you. what are the expectations now. atmosphere vague deadline. i say vague by saying it should work by the end of the month for the vast majority. what does that mean? >> that is the big question. you're absolutely right to point that out, t.j. the administration has kept this dea
to improve the obama care website. what will people see when they try to sign up on sunday? ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] own your obsession with the exceptional values during the season of audi. visit audioffers.com today. ♪ visit audioffers.com today. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> wohl come back. more fighter jets in the east china sea. they were to focus on economic issues. it looks like he will try to urge calm among all the players. barbara starr is following the story from the pentagon. good morning, barb ra. >>> good morning. china says it is on high alert to defend this disputed area. the u.s. and allies in the region are challenging that. fighter jets roar into the pacific skies. it is a scheduled exercise by u.s. and japanese forces testing the ability to respond to a crisis. but china's declaration of a new air identification zone requiring aircraft to obey chinese rules is causing these war games to take on a new significance. vice president joe biden will arrive in beijing next wee
for healthcare.gov. tomorrow the deadline the obama administration set to get the website working for as the white house has said the vast majority of users but as that deadline approaches, the administration is dealing with more questions and more problems. dil doherty joins us live from the white house. this is a self-imposed deadline. what are the biggest concerns as we get to the last 24 hours? >> i think you'd have had to say numbers. they believe they can handle 50,000 at a time. will be able to by tomorrow. but one of the problems would be what if there are more, let's say 200,000. and one of the problems is, you know, the different times of the day in the afternoon, you get a lot, a surge and during the other times, maybe it's quieter. and they also, the error rate. they've brought that down they say to under 1%. used to be 6%. but there are some other problems and here are some of them. withering criticism of the initial rollout of healthcare.gov has intensified the pressure on the administration to get this fix right nor saturday. the white house hopes it can doing that
regime absent matt underwood m . >> clearly it doesn't understand the region. obama's policy has been consistently to wait and see which horse is going to win in a particular race. i.e. dispute. and that has exposed america's disinterest. on the one hand america supported the elections and morsi won fairly. on the other hand, they now support the military which conducted a coup and they keep flip-flopping and i think all it does is make america less relevant and as you see with general asisi, he is now going to, what its values are stick with them and be consistent. >> does it make it less relevant but does it also make the united states possibly less influential there? >> absolutely, when i mean less relevant, i mean less influential. many of those who started the revolution viewed america as supporting and propping up the dictatorship, the mubarak dictatorship. that was the case around the middle east, people hoped that the people not the government would support their own government, let's support this democratic movement that is authentic and indigenous. but what's happening is th
obama telephoned 10 members of the armed forces from the oval office today. he thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the president celebrated the holiday himself at the white house. watching football and dining with his family. the menu included turkey, of course, with all the trimmers, and for dessert, pie, nine varieties from huckleberry to coconut custard. last weekend, the president announced a breakthrough deal with iran. the iranians will temporarily freeze their nuclear program in return for the u.s. easing some sanctions. today, turkey became the first country to try to take advantage of the business opportunities that may present. the economic minister said he'd like all turkish banks to be able to do business with iran. holly williams is in strbl tonight. holly what, can you tell us about this? >> reporter: margaret, it's unclear exactly what this means. the background is, in 2011, the u.s. wrought in sanctions that prevent foreign banks from doing business with iran's oil companies. now, the aim was to cripple iran
@ >>> president obama took some time away from his family to call 10 minutes of the u.s. military from the oval office. the white house released this photo of the president on the phone. president obama thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the recipients of the calls weren't revealed. president obama expressed his gratitude for all the men and women serving in the military and the first americans. >> we give thanks for the men and women who set sale nearly four centuries ago risking everything at the chance for a better life and people already hear. our native american brothers and sisters. >> some conservatives were angry president obama made no mention of god in the address. >> it is because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness to endure tremendous hardships that we're able to be at home with our families this holiday season. >> south carolina senator delivered the republican thanksgiving address focusing on his gratitude for the military. and he did mention god. >> on this day, ktvu's mike found many people who are thankful for
. it is the 12th thanksgiving there for u.s. forces. >>> members of the military were called by president obama. he called 10 members from the army, navy, marine force and coast guard. he said they are thankful for the freedom they provide. >>> the next few days, conditions are not ideal, but we get fresh powder. now more and more resorts are open. we have kirkwood and squaw open. dondonner will be open soon. >>> we have another live look at the bay bridge. this is beyond the 880 westbound. we have clear skies for the weekend and warm temperature and sunshine on tap. it should be nice conditions. maybe of us are out and about. we are getting down to 51. 50 in oakland. 43 and 45 in san rafael. high 60s. it is a spare the air day. no wood burning is allowed friday. doesn't sound like a lot of people will be with the shopping. 56 in redwood city. 66 in cupertino. 66 in santa clara. east bay mid-60s. we have 65 for castro valley. 64 in richmond and 65 in vallejo. in the north bay we have 65. 64 in santa rosa. 63 for the financial district of san francisco. the beach is cooler, 59. 60 even in daly
right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. >>> president obama took some time away from his family to call 10 minutes of the u.s. military from the oval office. the white house released this photo of the president on the phone. president obama thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the recipients of the calls weren't revealed. president obama expressed his gratitude for all the men and women serving in the military and the first americans. >> we give thanks for the men and women who set sale nearly four centuries ago risking everything at the chance for a better life and people already hear. our native american brothers and sisters. >> some conservatives were angry president obama made no mention of god in the address. >> it is because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness to endure tremendous hardships that we're able to be at home with our families this holiday season. >> south carolina senator delivered the republican thanksgiving address focusing on his gratitude for the military. and he did mention g
dedico por internet. y el presidente barack obama dedicÓ su discurso semanal a la celebraciÓn de hoy, reconoció que el sacrificio que realizan las fuerzas armadas al estar separados de su familia y dio las gracias porque gracias a ellos tenemos libertad. como el gobierno enviÓ un alivio a los jÓvenes inmigrantes con el programa de acciÓn digerida lo estÁ haciendo para veteranos de guerra. se trata de un nuevo plan presidencial. >> algunos soldados que lo daban todo en el campo de batalla por este paÍs, sufrían la preocupaciÓn de tener seres queridos indocumentados que podrÍan ser deportados, pero gracias a una reciente decisiÓn de obama los familiares tienen ya un alivio migratorio, sus cÓnyuges e hijos menores de 21 aÑos podrÁn tener la entrada al paÍs. >> doris, esposa de militar, ya recibiÓ la buena noticia. >> tengo miedo. >> rosita tiene un hijo destacado en corea del sur, para ella es el fin de vivir en el limbo. >> ya vamos a poder andar con mÁs libertad y poder ir a ver los hijos. >> fueron muchos aÑos de esta incertidumbre? >> 24. >> para miembros de las
breathe again. >> gives her life literally. >> and exclusive interviews -- president obama and first lady michelle give their first joint television interview this year with abc's barbara walters. >> announcer: this thanksgiving specia >>> good evening. i'm avencynthia mcfadden. happy thanksgiving to you. gratitude is the word of the day as thoreau once said my thanksgiving is perpetual. so of course it should be. some gifts are bigger than others. and the story we will tell you tonight, one mother any gift given in grief ended up saving another young woman's life. two families joined by an unbreakable bond. >> how have you been? >> lindsay and diana never would have thought that the day before thanksgiving they would share a few special moments together. sure they were both new yorkers, but from first glance they were from such different world that didn't seem to be any reason their paths would cross. >> i got my family and friend to write you letters and stuff. >> reporter: and yet they now have a connection as deep as they come. 26-year-old lindsay struggled for every breath she took.
getting over his -- >> his illegal activities? >> marion barry was re-elected. >> president obama. really? >> my turkey of the year, kathleen sebelius. she's going to oversee could be the biggest fail in the history of american politics, the obama care website. it will probably end up being a multi-billion dollar beta testing of the american people. do we have some sound of that? >> i'm going to try and download every movie ever made and you're going to try to sign up for obama care and we'll see what happens first. how many have signed up thus far? >> fully enrolled? i can't tell you. >> oh, boy. >> but that would have been -- if it's funny in the first week, but if she were to go back on jon stewart show tomorrow the day after thanksgiving, that same exact thing would probably happen, run out of time. andrea, you are next. you have a good one. >> yeah, i was going to do the irs and then i got nervous that i would be audited. it's like a turkey thing. let's move on, but at least i got mine in. continuing with kimberly's mayoral thing. remember bob filner who assaulted, what was it, 10 to
for march 31. >>> the first family enjoyed a hearty feast at the white house but president obama did manage to sneak away for a little while. the commander in chief called service members from every branch of the military and thanked them for their dedication and sacrifice for america. >>> tens of thousands of american troops celebrated thanksgiving overseas. >>> with thanksgiving behind us good deeds and random acts of kindness added an extra touch of class. more than 400 homes were evacuated early wednesday after a train derailed causing a chemical spill. the railroad provided the displaced family with a free thanksgiving dinner. >>> in sacramento a record 30,000 people raced up for the annual run to save the hungry. the race hopes to raise about $900,000 for charity. >>> and outgoing boston mayor joined about 200 volunteers to get turkey and fixings for those in need. >>> detroit residents had a dicy weather day, snow blanketing the region led to multiple accidents throughout the motor city. conditions were so bad interstate 75 was temporarily shut down. bill karins is here with the frid
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